GoDaddy CTO Elissa Murphy is Joining Google

The world’s top domain name and web hosting company GoDaddy revealed in a latest regulatory filing that its CTO and its cloud computing group vice president Elissa Murphy has resigned with effect from May 17. She is going to join Google.

The CEO Blake Irving of GoDaddy has said in a statement:

“She has been instrumental in the evolution of the company, and while we will miss her greatly, we wish her the very best as she takes on a new and exciting challenge at Google,”

Her place will be taken over by Arne Josefsberg who is currently the chief information and infrastructure officer at GoDaddy.

This is a significant news in the backdrop that GoDaddy had recently unveiled a possible competitor business to popular cloud computing setups like Google, Amazon and Microsoft. These cloud computing companies typically provide computing resources and software to companies so that they need not invest in their own data center hardware and apps.

Google itself has been trying to build its own cloud computing business and recently also hired the founder of Vmware to head its division.

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